The Backpack Foodie

The World, 2009-2011: Helene and I sold everything we owned, and in September 2009, we hit the road. The result was a year-long Slow trip filled with wonders, friendships, and delicious meals. Somewhere over a cup of coffee, the Way of Slow Travel was born.

  • A Taste of the Ciudad

    It's crowded, happy, polluted, noisy and filled with food smells. No wonder the Backpack Foodie like...

  • Life’s Precious Mistakes

    Whether in Hangzhou or in Edmonton, the mistakes we make in life are often the most precious aspects...

  • The Spirits of Indochina

    In Vientiane, Laos, the echoes of Indochina on the local food scene provide an opportunity to enjoy ...

  • Lost for Authenticity

    A visit to Bali's "New Age tourist resort" of Ubud prompts a reflection on the role of tourists, and...

  • The Cost of the First Step

    Newly unemployed and trying to sell everything, the Backpack Foodie ponders how his upcoming trip wi...

Hanging Up the Backpack

Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is it the end of the adventure... or the beginning?

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Heaven at Land’s End

A land of plenty, a bountiful market, friends, golden mangoes and delicious, fresh fish.

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Xalapa, Our Mexican Happy Place

The mountain city of Xalapa, Veracruz, where the smell of coffee fills the air, and it's a challenge to find a bad restaurant.

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I’m a Fantastic Story Weaver!

The Backpack Foodie has won the Fantastic Story Weaver award from Morocco Tours!

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A Taste of the Ciudad

It's crowded, happy, polluted, noisy and filled with food smells. No wonder the Backpack Foodie likes Mexico City so much.

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